FPS is how many times the card redrwas the scene per second..ie how many images will be displayed per second. Refresh rate is essentially how many times the pixels are refreshed per second. Essentially what happens is u have a matrix of phosphors and an electron beam for r g and b shoots the phosphors where the kinetic energy from the electron gets transferred into heat energy and it glows a certain amount. There are 3 of these RGB phosphors per pixel. The gun scans left to right, going to the next line. Once it does all the lines, it starts over b/c it needs to update the image and the phosphors lose their glow. @ 85Hz, it goes thru all the lines 85 times/ second.
So that's refresh rate. 85Hz is fine in terms of FPS since te human eye generally can't tell above 60-70fps anyway. If the 85Hz doesn't bother ur eyes, keep it.
The one and only "Monstrous BULLgarian!"<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by flamethrower205 on 01/17/04 02:06 PM.</EM></FONT></P>